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It Runs in the Family (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  25 April 2003 (USA)
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This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

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Storyline

Wealth can't spare three male generations of the dysfunctional Jewish New York Gromberg family grief or grim reality. However successful in life, Alex never felt pleasing pride or proper parental support from sprightly patriarch Mitchell, who sarcastically imposes his own values and priorities on everyone and everything. Alex starts despairing that his modern permissiveness may ruin his own bright firstborn, college-boy Asher, unlike adoring kid-brother Eli. A dorm-drug-bust pushes things to the limit -- or beyond? Written by KGF Vissers

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Some families can survive anything. Even each other.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material and language | See all certifications »
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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

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A Few Good Years  »

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$2,804,441 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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$7,375,836 (USA) (23 May 2003)
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Diana Douglas, Michael Douglas's real mother, plays the mother of his character and the wife of Kirk Douglas even though she had been divorced from Kirk for over 50 years. Kirk's second wife Anne Douglas, is not an actress. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell Gromberg: Alex, you're a much better father than I was.
Alex Gromberg: Thank you. But you didn't exactly set the bar all that high.
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References Cabaret (1972) See more »

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You Don't Know the Half.com
Written by Othello, Nickels, Pageone
Produced by Timothy "Rocdomz" Trudeau
Performed by Lojique
Courtesy of Syntax Records
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I liked it
11 June 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

I'll start off by saying I liked this film. Yes, stone

me to death or whatever, but I felt this film was rather decent in all respects. While I was surprised by the more dramatic tone to the film, the drama proved to be a welcomed surprise. It's a bit interesting to see virtually the entire Douglas family involved in this movie, which makes watching the interaction between the characters feel rather eerie. However, it was good to see Kirk Douglas in a movie again, and it only seemed fitting he do it with much of his extended family. Heart warming in many parts, it's not as bad of a movie as many critics made it out to be.


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